Fines totalling $260,000 have been imposed on two gold mining companies after a December 2007 underground explosion led to 10 workers being taken to hospital after miners were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
A man is appealing to the County Court against a 21-month prison sentence after being convicted of workers compensation fraud.
The right of workers to speak up about safety without fearing for their jobs has been upheld in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, in the first discrimination conviction under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
A man has died from crushing injuries while unloading a shipping container at a Kilsyth metal fabrication business today.
A Glenroy rubbish removal company has been prosecuted after an 87 year-old suffered debilitating injuries when she was hit by a skip truck.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker fell more than 7m when a crane being used to build the Wonthaggi de-salination plant pipeline partially collapsed this morning.
A licensed plumber whose work van exploded at Chelsea Heights in 2009 was convicted and fined $25,000 at the Frankston Magistrates' Court today.
WorkSafe inspectors have issued five notices to Laverton’s Nufarm Chemicals this week following an incident that claimed the life of a 54-year-old man last Thursday.
Workplace safety at Melbourne caravan builders has been thrust into the spotlight with the prosecution of two companies for failing to address health and safety issues.
WorkSafe has released new guidance on the use of workplace angle grinders after 31 serious workplace injuries with them over the past 12 months.
A Mordialloc company has been fined $25,000 over an electric shock incident that left a worker with third degree burns to almost half of his body.
Small businesses in Bairnsdale have received the highest number of improvement notices in a regional area as part of a WorkSafe campaign cracking down on workplace health and safety breaches.
The County Court has re-imposed a conviction and fine imposed last year against the director of a Springvale construction business which failed to comply with safety improvement notices.
A man who defrauded WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission by using fake university certificates to register as a psychologist has been jailed today.
A Kyabram refrigeration business has been convicted and fined $45,000 over an explosion that left an apprentice with third degree burns to 35 per cent of his body.